The standings in the table seem to get clearer as each game passes by. SRH has only won one game and is out of contention for the playoffs. RR is in 6th with 8 points and will look forward to winning this game which would take them to 10 points, two ahead of KKR in 4th.
When: Monday, 27th September, 7:30 PM IST
Where: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Pitch Report: The pitch at Dubai has looked good for batting, with plenty of pace and not much turn
SRH, in the tournament just for pride, should know to try different combinations of their team, and try focusing more on preparing for next year. David Warner has had an IPL to forget, the main question that comes up now is will SRH retain him in next year’s big auction. The only performance from their performance vs PBKS was the all-around performance of Jason Holder. He is trying to make a statement, as he was only picked as a reserve in the West Indies World cup squad.
T. Natrajan still misses out due to COVID-19
Wridhimman Saha, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedhar Jadhav, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma
The Royals will look to capitalize on this opportunity of playing the bottom team in the tournament and get all two points which will take them to fourth. Despite the loss, there were positives for RR in their game vs DC. Captain, Sanju Samson’s form is going to be crucial for them if they want to make it into the top 4. The bowling lineup with Mustafizur also did well to restrict DC. Samson will only be looking for his teammates to help out in this game, and aim to get the win.
Liam Livingstone, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mustafizur Rehman, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya
Head to head
Matches played: 14
SRH Wins: 7
RR Wins: 7
Rashid Khan vs Sanju Samson
Chetan Sakariya vs Kane Williamson
Jason Holder vs Liam Livingstone
Stats that Matter
- Both teams have won one game each when facing each other at Dubai
- Riyan Parag has a batting average of 77 vs SRH.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the leading wicket taker in this fixture with 9.
- Rashid Khan has 12 wickets this season
- Jason Holder has the 6th best bowling average in the season with 13